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Old 02-21-2014, 07:15 PM   #11
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I am going to guess to Excursion sits at a different hieght, and thus your hitch was a little off camber with the F250. The Equalizer is a good hitch, but it is definitely picky about setup. I was amazed at the difference 1 washer made when I had mine. The attitude of the truck was hardly different when sitting empty (less than 1/4" change), but towing was different experience (much better in that case). I also noticed if I made big changes to the load in the bed of the pickup, I would notice a change in how the trailer towed.

FWIW, there is a Propride 3P for sale on this site. I saw it when I was looking for the sign guy. Pricing looked decent, shipping might kill the deal though.
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Old 02-21-2014, 08:05 PM   #12
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I am going to guess to Excursion sits at a different hieght, and thus your hitch was a little off camber with the F250. The Equalizer is a good hitch, but it is definitely picky about setup. I was amazed at the difference 1 washer made when I had mine. The attitude of the truck was hardly different when sitting empty (less than 1/4" change), but towing was different experience (much better in that case). I also noticed if I made big changes to the load in the bed of the pickup, I would notice a change in how the trailer towed.

FWIW, there is a Propride 3P for sale on this site. I saw it when I was looking for the sign guy. Pricing looked decent, shipping might kill the deal though.
I thought that might be the case since we mostly use the excursion but the rear of the ex is only 1.5" higher than the truck. Given the softer springs in the ex, I figured it would end up about the same. I think I'm going to go with the centerline hitch I found on CL for a great price
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Update: I towed with the centerline hitch and it was great. Took a little while to get it set up but now there's no need to guess if I need to leave 3 links or 4 links hanging.

Made a lot more noise while turning. A little disconcerting at first. It is quite difficult to hitch and unhitch if you are not lined up straight.

All in all, I am quite impressed and recommend the centerline hitch.
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what about the weight of the tow vehicle? Im sure the excursion is a bit more weight than the truck. When I brought home my 320bhds about a hour of driving in windy conditions with a 1200lb reese the trailer didnt hardly sway. But the bed of my truck is full of tools, fuel tank, air compressor etc... and it has air bags to keep it from sagging even though its a 1 ton srw
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I used the Excursion on this outing. No sway at all. I'm not sure of the weight of the Ex, I think it's around 7900lbs. My truck has a toolbox but no bags or anything else. The only extra weight I may carry in the bed would be bikes for the kids and an ice chest. Would really like to know how the truck handles with the new wdh
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